The Subject and the Self: When Francis Bacon Painted Lucian Freud

London | 29 June

The Subject and the Self: When Francis Bacon Painted Lucian Freud

Executed in 1964, Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud exemplifies an iconic pairing of two of the most significant painters within the canon of twentieth-century art. The present work thus exudes a sense of friendship, respect, rivalry and fervor that immortalized Bacon and Freud's deep infatuation with each other. A paragon of Francis Bacon’s encyclopedic iconography and inimitable painterly style, Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud is a riveting masterpiece. This piece will be offered at Sotheby’s British Art Jubilee Auction on 29 June 2022.

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